There are many compact sedans for you to choose from as a new car buyer. After all, they are a popular segment in the automotive industry due to their efficiency and fun driving dynamics, but that popularity only leads to more options for you to sort through when shopping for that new vehicle. That's why we are here to help do some of the research for you by matching up the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan with the 2018 Toyota Corolla.
Looking at the chart below, you can see that we have specifically compared the Touring model of the Civic Sedan and the XSE model of the Corolla... top trim levels available to you. Even though the XSE may be a top option for the Corolla, its engine output doesn't suggest this, as the Civic has a distinct advantage in this area. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the Civic Sedan Touring also has an advantage when it comes to fuel economy, capable of a rather impressive 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway* thanks in part to a Continuously Variable Transmission.
2018 Honda Civic Sedan Touring
2018 Toyota Corolla XSE
|174 hp, 162 lb-ft of torque||Engine Specs||132 hp, 128 lb-ft of torque|
|14.7 cubic feet||Maximum Cargo Space||13.0 cubic feet|
|32 city/42 hwy*||MPG||28 city/35 hwy|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||N/A|
Of course, compact sedans aren't all about performance. You want some fun features to go along with your vehicle, and that's where the Civic's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come into play, making it easy to stay connect on the go to your smartphone. On top of that, the Civic Sedan Touring has some standard features not found with the Corolla XSE, including leather seat trim, dual-zone climate control to make those long summer road trips a breeze, an in-vehicle assistance service and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Of course, we've only just scratched the surface here comparing the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan Touring vs the 2018 Toyota Corolla XSE, but there is plenty more to learn if you'd like to contact us at Hilton Head Honda. You can also schedule some time behind the wheel of the Honda Civic here on our website or by giving us a call.
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.